Kaoru Furuko was born in 1983 in Hyogo, Japan, and studied art at both Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia) and Osaka College of Art (Japan). Her main focus is on stop-motion animation, illustration and conceptual art using various forms of expression. Her work has been exhibited occasionally as well as entered international short film festivals. She has a great interest in social and cultural phenomena, has travelled and lived in several countries where she has gained inspiration for her work. She currently resides in Sweden.
Her work can be seen at http://www.kaorufuruko.com
Her short film Screenings are in 2010
-Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival 2010, Toronto, Canada
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-Art Link 2009 CINEMA Cafe´ Style, Tokyo, Japan
-Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market 2009, Sapporo, Japan
In 2007, I received a fellowship from Kyoritsu International Foundation to make animation with this theme, focusing on ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. The final product is “Striped Tiger and White Rabbit” (2009).